Singer Davido is the 7th most influential African in the world, see full list

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Popular Nigerian singer, Davido has been ranked as the seventh most influential African in the world after a list of the top 100 most influential African people dropped.

The list which was put together by Africa Report has three Nigerians in the top 10 which is inclusive of the music superstar.

Dangote is number one the list while famous poet & writer; Chimamanda Adichie sits in the number four position while our dearest Davido shines at the number 7 position.

The report looks at individuals in Africa who control the levers of power across politics, business and the arts: from billionaire barons to unpredictable peacemakers and soft-power superstars.

This wouldn’t be the first time Davido would be attaining an impressive position on a list of influential Africans as his he has been recognized previously by compilers of this kind of publication, sitting well in the top 10.

Here are the top 100 :

1 – Aliko Dangote (Nigeria) – Money talks

2 – Elon Musk (South Africa) – Rocketman

3 – Koos Bekker (South Africa) – Go-getter in Asia

4 – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Nigeria) – The sun keeps rising

5 – Trevor Noah (South Africa) – Mic wrecker

6 – Tidjane Thiam ( Côte d’Ivoire) – Master strategist

7 – Davido (Nigeria) – Naija pop idol

8 – Enoch Adeboye (Nigeria) – Sacred networker

9 – Kumi Naidoo South Africa) – Crimefighter

10 – Abiy Ahmed (Ethiopia) – Change agent

11 – Mark Bristow (South Africa) Golden boy

12 – Strive Masiyiwa (Zimbabwe) The connector

13 – Adebayo Ogunlesi (Nigeria) Plane enthusiast

14 – Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (Egypt) Sitting pretty

15 – Naguib Sawiris (Egypt) Opinionated investor

16 – Cyril Ramaphosa (South Africa) Mountain climber

17 – Iyinoluwa ‘E’ Aboyeji (Nigeria) ‘E’ for excellence

18 – Wizkid (Nigeria) Starboy

19 – Denis Mukwege (DRC) Nobel cause

20 – Winnie Byanyima (Uganda) Rising to a challenge

21 – Mo Ibrahim (Sudan) Truthteller

22 – Mike Adenuga (Nigeria) Alliance builder

23 – Muhoho Kenyatta (Kenya) Family business

24 – Idris Elba (Ghana/Sierra Leone) Storyteller

25 – Anas Aremeyaw Anas (Ghana) Truthteller

26 – James Mwangi (Kenya) Sharp-eyed

27 – Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala (Nigeria) World Banker

28 – Patrice Motsepe (South Africa) Mining money

29 – Mohamed Salah (Egypt) Knight in white

30 – Olusegun Obasanjo (Nigeria) A-grade fixer

31 – Tewolde GebreMariam (Ethiopia) High flyer

32 – Maria Ramos (South Africa) Finance supreme

33 – Tope Lawani (Nigeria) Private eye

34 – Nicky Oppenheimer (South Africa) Still at the table

35 – Mitchell Elegbe (Nigeria) Fintech frontiersman

36 – David Adjaye (Ghana) Raising the roof

37 – Acha Leke (Cameroon) Consulted

38 – Mohamed El Kettani (Morocco) Expedition leader

39 – Aziz Akhannouch (Morocco) Fishing for business

40 – Herbert Wigwe (Nigeria) Minnow-cum-whale

41 – Sim Tshabalala (South Africa) Class topper

42 – Lupita Nyong’o (Kenya/US) Screen idol

43 – Onyeka Akumah (Nigeria) Seed capital

44 – Ory Okolloh (Kenya) Impact investor

45 – Tayo Oviosu (Nigeria) Bill payer

46 – Mohamed Aly El-Erian (Egypt) Word to the wise

47 – Kamel Daoud (Algeria) Acid pen

48 – Kola Masha (Nigeria) King of yield

49 – Akinwumi Adesina (Nigeria) Green gold

50 – Danai Gurira (Zimbabwe/US) Cutting edge

51 – Ngugi wa Thiong’o (Kenya) Voice master

52 – Sauti Sol (Kenya) Groove riders

53 – Shamila Batohi (South Africa) Jail filler

54 – Mona Eltahawy (Egypt) Sword and shield

55 – Jim Ovia (Nigeria) Money magnet

56 – Pravin Gordhan (South Africa) Bombproof

57 – T.B. Joshua (Nigeria) Prophesy and power

58 – Albert Yuma (DRC) Diamond geezer

59 – Moussa Faki Mahamat (Chad) Top diplomat

60 – Julius Malema (South Africa) Agent of change

61 – Kwame Anthony Appiah (Ghana/US) Contemporary questioner

62 – Achille Mbembe (Cameroon) Public intellectual

63 – Edward Enninful (Ghana) Voguing!

64 – Vera Songwe (Cameroon) Adding it up

65 – Louise Mushikiwabo (Rwanda) Diplomat extraordinaire

66 – James Mworia (Kenya) Meteoric rise

67 – Akwaeke Emezi (Nigeria/Malaysia) Poetry in emotion

68 – Mohammed Dewji (Tanzania) Youthful gains

69 – Tony Elumelu (Nigeria) Engaging entrepreneur

70 – Tony Attah (Nigeria) Riding on

71 – Fatou Bensouda (Gambia) Prosecutor under pressure

72 – Moustapha Cissé (Senegal) Natural and artificial intelligence

73 – Ibrahim Mahama (Ghana) Going places

74 – Nunu Ntshingila (South Africa) Connecting the continent

75 – Khalifa Haftar (Libya) Stubborn strongman

76 – Ken Njoroge (Kenya) On the fintech frontier
77 – Wanuri Kahiu (Kenya) Concerned creator

78 – Amina J Mohammed (Nigeria) Goal-oriented

79 – Mostafa Terrab (Morocco) Renaissance man of phosphates

80 – Mahmood Mamdani (Uganda) Provocative scholar

81 – Genevieve Nnaji (Nigeria) Ace actress

82 – João Lourenço (Angola) In with the new…

83 – Abdulsamad Rabiu (Nigeria) Cementing progress

84 – Ilhan Omar (Somalia/US) Representative of a new generation

85 – Carlos Lopes (Guinea-Bissau) Pushing policymakers

86 – Simon Njami (Cameroon) Critical curator

87 – Ashitey Trebi-Ollennu (Ghana) Stargazer

88 – Mamadou Biteye (Senegal) Digital donor

89 – Oluseun Onigbinde (Nigeria) Transparent ambition

90 – Issad Rebrab (Algeria) Business baron

91 – Moulay Hafid Elalamy (Morocco) Industrious planner

92 – Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu (Uganda) Power to the people!

93 – Caster Semenya (South Africa) Pushing forward on and off the track

94 – David Adomakoh (Ghana) Black gold

95 – Clare Akamanzi (Rwanda) Building brand

96 – Sahle-Work Zewde (Ethiopia) Soft-spoken soft power

97 – Njideka Akunyili (Nigeria/US) Crosby Million-dollar marvel

98 – Bola Tinubu (Nigeria) Lagos legend

99 – Carlos Saturnino (Angola) Crude prospects

100 – Bridgette Radebe (South Africa) Mining might

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